On November 26, 1835, the last battle in the siege of Bexar (San Antonio)—called the Grass Fight—took place near this marker. The siege was the first major confrontation between Mexican and Texan forces of the Texas Revolution. The Grass Fight was a rather inconsequential battle before the final one that lasted from December 5-9, which resulted in a Texan victory. The Mexican commander, Gen. Marxin Perfecto De Cos, surrendered and led his soldiers out of the province, giving Texans full control over the town.
Backstory and Context
On the 26th, upon learning of the cattle supply train escorted by a Mexican cavalry force, the Texans decided to attack it, believing that it was in fact carrying pay for the Mexican soldiers. A Texan cavalry force was ordered to attack the Mexican cavalry while 100 Texan soldiers were sent to attack the supply train. Despite the Mexican's best efforts, the Texans forced them to retreat back to the town. The number of casualties is not entirely clear. Two of the Texan military officers stated that either 15 or 60 Mexican soldiers were killed (and several wounded), while historian Alwyn Barr states that only three Mexican soldiers died and four Texans were wounded.
"Grass Fight." Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 12, 2017. https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qfg01.